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Pediatric Palliative Care: A Literature Review of Best Practices in Oncology Nursing Education Programs

Journal title
Clinical journal of oncology nursing
Publication year
2019
Author(s)
Negrete, T. N.; Tariman, J. D.
Pages
565-568
Volume
23
Number
6

Palliative care as a foundation for patient-centered care is not adequately covered in nursing curricula. This gap in education means that pediatric oncology nurses may lack necessary palliative care competencies to provide comprehensive care to patients. A literature review was performed to determine if nurses believe that they are prepared to provide clinical palliative care to pediatric patients and how pediatric palliative care best practices can be better integrated into nursing education programs. According to the literature review, studies suggest that providing pediatric palliative care education in nursing programs can build nurses' confidence and better prepare them to competently care for patients and families.

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